Makoto Hasebe

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Eden Hazard of Chelsea scores the winning penalty. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (2-2 on aggregate, Chelsea win 4-3 on penalties) It had to be Eden Hazard. This had been billed as the Belgian’s fina(...)

Belgium’s Nacer Chadli scores their winning  goal  in injury-time at the end of the  World Cup Round of 16 against  Japan at the  Rostov Arena. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Belgium 3 Japan 2 It will go down as a World Cup classic, a wild and chaotic game that will be talked about in years to come, in particular that dra(...)

Romelu Lukaku: has recovered from an ankle injury and will lead Belgium’s attack against Japan. Photograph/: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Belgium v Japan, Rostov Arena, Monday, 7.0 (Live on RTÉ2/BBC!) Belgium go into Monday’s World Cup last 16 match against Japan full of confidence but (...)

Cristian Zapata (right) of Colombia has settled into a sound defensive partnership with captain Mario Yepes. Photograph: EPA

The sun could rise again for Japan at the World Cup if they upset Colombia at the Pantanal arena today although they will also need the result of the (...)

Japan players huddle during a send-off ceremony for the World Cup  in Tokyo on May 25th.  Photograph: Toru Hanai / Reuters

Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni    Best finish: Second rounds (2002, 2010)    World Cup record: P 17, W 4, D 4, L 9(...)

Japan’s goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima (L) reacts after Italy’s Sebastian Giovinco scored the winning goal during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Italy 4 Japan 3: Substitute Sebastian Giovinco tapped in a late goal to secure Italy a thrilling win a semi-final berth in the Confederations Cup.(...)